Husband drives car with his wife on the roof for six miles because he did not have a cellphone


Richard Addy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A husband who was arrested on a charge of reckless driving, told police that he drove with his wife on the roof of his vehicle because he did not have cellphone to call for help, police in Florida said.

Martin County police said that they have arrested 69-year-old Richard Addy, after being accused of driving with his wife on the roof of his car for six miles.

Addy was charged with one count of reckless driving and he received a citation for permitting a passenger to ride outside a vehicle.

According to the police, around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers noticed that a woman was on top of a moving car. Police stopped the car to help the woman down.

Addy, who smelled of alcohol, told investigators that he and his wife got into an argument after drinks in a restaurant and at a bar earlier in the evening.

His wife ran away before Addy returned to his vehicle, but he did not realize that his wife was on top of it. Addy continued to drive even though he heard knocks on the roof and realized that she was there.

When asked why, Addy told police that he drove because he did not have a cellphone in the car and tried to drive to a police station to get help.